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Hoppin’ Frog Cleveland Crusher

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Based on our BORIS The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout, but made with Belgian chocolate malt instead of roasted barley.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3084) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Dark brown, opaque, near black body with a thin beige cap. Aromas of roast, char, dark chocolate, rich malt. Similar flavor. Medium thick body with low carbonation. Nicely done. I didn’t realize this was basically a variant of BORIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9838) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle 650ml @ Hoppin Frog, Akron, OH
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel, alcohol and hint of licorice. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, roasted, chocolate, coffee, caramel and licorice finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle, 22oz, at the taproom. Black in the glass, with a dense finger thick tan head. Some lacing. The aroma has some spiced notes, like a pumpkin ale, with lots of coffee, some dark chocolate and some licorice. It’s full bodied, almost sticky, smooth and warming, with a soft carbonation. Chocolate, booze, coffee, roasted malts, salty licorice and a touch of spiced in the aroma. Lasting finish. Quite lovely this one. 150616

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Psytron (1609) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Smell of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Black colour, very dark brown head. Aroma of coffee, licorice, tar. Very soft carbon, oily texture. Heavy body. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2562) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Black pour with an orange head beautiful beer .... Aroma of semi sweet and dark cocoa, roasted malts and light coffee ..... Taste is of semi sweet chocolate, bitter dark cocoa, roasted malts, coffee and a nice bitter hop bite ...... Mouthfeel is slick and oily .... Well done oatmeal stout. Abv totally hidden has a sweeter side but the flavors are excellent and balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (2414) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle picked up by beerman6686 for me. Pours a dark brown black with a slight medium brown head. Aromas of cocoa powder, light roasted coffee, alcohol. Taste is sweet, light alcohol burn, chocolate aftertaste. Medium thick body. Medium light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3758) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
22 oz bottle from a mail trade with an Ohio friend. Black with semi-formed tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, sweet roasty notes, caramel, slight dark fruit and soy sauce. Tastes of dark chocolate, yeast, sweet roast, caramel, toffee. biscuit. Not as bitter and roasty as BORIS. Full body with a dry finish. Prefer the original BORIS recipe but this is a nice variation on BORIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1038) - - JAN 5, 2015
Pitch black pour, small mucha head. Huge chocolate and oat aroma and taste. Thick full body, creamy mouthfeel. Incredibly smooth with no alcohol warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7825) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2014
22 oz bottle I think I got from Dutch’s. Pours an opaque, inky midnight brown with minimal head, though some bubbles initially form around the edge. Notes of chocolate - rich and abundant - with earth, roasted malts, oats, tobacco, and some burnt toast on the end. So much chocolate. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, rich mouthfeel. Drinks best near room temperature. Not as complex or satisfying as other Hoppin Frog stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
4theluvofbeer (115) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Had Boris The Crusher....both very good but given a choice I would stick with the original. But both are very good.

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